26 Parks near El Mirage, Arizona
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This campground is not as big as some of the other Maricopa County campgrounds, but it is very beautiful and quiet, with a new double dumpsite and lots of hiking trails. Most sites are very well spread out. They were also letting people without reservations use the group site as overflow camping, but I don't know the rules or limitations of those, so you should have reservations or call. Verizon was 2/5 bars, but it is only about 6 miles to a Walmart or Home Depot with 5 bars. Lots of nice shops and restaurants in the town of Cave Creek and nearby Carefree. I enjoyed the birds and bunnies hopping around. - judy_online
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Stopped in to visit friends. Was really taken with how nice this area is. My wife and I are not hikers but if we were, it looks like this place would be perfect. We did enjoy a couple of sunset walks. Plus everyone seemed to really be enjoying their time here. Always a good sign!
It was very clean with picnic tables, fire pits. My wife liked the hot water showers and quality bathrooms. The staff was good and very helpful. They had an interesting Nature Center that we enjoyed.
It looks like you need to reserve well in advance if you want to be here over a weekend.
But do come. This is as beautiful as the desert gets!! - Bill Gregory
Feb 2016 - $30.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The only negative is the increasing cost to stay here & booking a site months ahead. We always go to the hoop dances at the Heard museum. We rent a car & it is great that Enterprise will pick you up here. Birds, coyotes, and javallenas abound. - Smokinghawk49
Apr 2016 - $20.00
This is our usual winter location. Even with all the road construction, easy access from the interstate. Sites are asphalt and the park roads are new asphalt which is nice. There are citrus trees throughout the park. A number of sites have a good line of sight for satellite dishes. We've heard the park has sold so we shall see this winter how that goes. - Bob & Jo
Feb 2016 - $38.00
We stayed for 2 months to work at Spring Training. Very welcoming staff and friendly residents. Park has many trees and citrus fruit to pick as you like. Very warm pool and great hot tub. They have activities every day, but no pressure to join in. Good value in the laundry room, and I never had to wait for machines. Lots of motorcycles in the park, which my husband loved as he went on many rides to learn the areaWe plan to come back for the winter next year! - Carl and Brenda
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Typical older park, full grown trees, spaces are on the small side, streets are very narrow. Most residents are snowbirds, some permanent. Laundry facility was very nice and reasonably priced. Plenty of shopping short drive away. Overall, nice place to stay, we would go back and not hesitate to stay for a long period. - ontheroadallthetime
Nov 2015 - $30.00
We camped here for a month in a large back-in site and were disappointed with the park as a whole. The sites are marked off with ugly chain linked fencing. How Good Sams can rate this park a 9.5, I will never know. The sites are laid out poorly with all services in the back of the site. Then the ground is a "cray" material that makes a mess of everything, especially when it rains. The park does not have Cable TV of all things, however it's wifi was ok. The pool/hot tub was nice but the locking system weird. This park appeared to cater more to full-time living residences (90%) than true RV'ers (10%) and it was very difficult to actually meet RV'ers. The amount of "stuff" people crammed onto their lots was sad and messy. The lake is a good walk (1.5 miles) and the sites out there with fewer services have the best views and no fencing to contend with. The only reason to come back here is if I brought my boat. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Mar 2015 - $23.00
This park is beautiful. Large, roomy sights. There are some sites where people live year round that need to be cleaned up. A lot of junk in some sites. The staff is friendly and there are a lot of activities to enjoy. - Fuffin
Mar 2015 - $40.00
We stayed two nights in overflow. Good electricity and water. Sites level, great view, Fuel and Dump available. Great security. - Monger
Apr 2016 - $44.00
Third time at this park and it grows on us. We like it. Had a pull through that accommodated our toad. Clean and mostly quiet. I used the clean pool. Wife, the workout room. Would stay again. WiFi weak. - Edward972
Apr 2016 - $48.00
Our 3rd time at Desert Edge. Meets our needs: location, mountain biking/hiking, spring baseball, dog friendly; even has a dog wash area. We spent a week. Ladies restroom had one of two showers under repair. The one shower drained poorly. The water restrictor is excessive, meaning a slower water flow. Reported this, but nothing done. 2nd shower returned to service with similar low flow water. Not an issue with previous stays. This is a busy campground. Rigs fairly close. Cement pad; picnic table; good landscaping. Plenty of space to walk dogs. Good over the air TV. No cable/WiFi. - Pogie
Apr 2016 - $54.00
We were quoted $49 but charged $54 upon arrival because we had a "back-in" site and there was foliage near the site. We questioned charging us the additional $5.00 for this, but their attitude (though nice) was, "So drive on if you don't like it." The place is very tidy and well kept, the people pleasant and the additional cost wasn't important, just a nuisance "Bait and Switch" con-game to me.
What ruined it for me was the absolutely worthless WiFi service. Difficult to log-on with very, very slow service at best; no service at night with continual log-on issues; impossible to even use not to mention stream. Also, this place is located next to I-17 with eight lanes of traffic, it's at the end of the Deer Valley Municipal Airport runways with aircraft taking off day and night, and there is a company that runs a lumber mill right next door that operates chainsaws all day.
Totally NOT recommended. I'll definitely "drive on" next time I'm in Phoenix. - Billy Lee
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We have mixed feelings on this county park. We stayed here last year for a week, and are back for two weeks this time. Most sites have great views of either the reservoir or the valley, but the sites are fairly close together with limited to no privacy. Lots of day use people driving through the camp area, so you get the "fish in a bowl" feeling when trying to relax outside. Many sites are not big rig friendly due to the size, not being level, or due to the approach to the pad. The campground gets pretty busy, especially on the weekend and does get fairly noisy. Lots of smokey "fires", so we were forced to keep the windows closed from late afternoon on. It can get very windy at night, especially on the lake side - worse on the hill, so decide if the view is worth some sleepless nights. But, if you enjoy any kind of water sports, or even just a water view though, this place is tough to beat in the area. Our dogs love to swim which is the main reason we're back, and will probably be back next year. Hiking in the park is limited to one major trail and a couple of short ones, but if you take the the Frog Tank Trail, through the gate (closed to bikes and horses), you'll intersect with Morgan City Wash Trail. Beautiful trail, lots of water, trees, and wild life. That trail will intersect with Beardsly, so you could make a loop, or backtrack. Hell's canyon wilderness area is nearby with miles of great trails. If you enjoy target shooting, there are several locations just pass the park entrance (verify for yourself if it's legal, but based on how many were shooting on the weekend, I suspect it is). Take a drive on Desert Hotsprings road to see some beautiful country and the very cool historic Hotsprings resort. Lots of BLM and State trust land to play on close by. - Jerry and Betsy
Jan 2016 - $30.00
This park has a lot to offer, The best sites for RV's are at Road Runner along the lake or on the other side along the desert. Most sites are big enough for large rigs. It is very quiet and you can enjoy nature. - pdog
Nov 2015 - $30.00
In addition to the daily rate of $30 for an electric (50 amp) and water site, there is an $8 reservation fee. This county park is a ways outside of Phoenix, but still a good spot to stay while visiting the area. The sites are large and fairly well spaced. While most of the sits are paved, a few, including our site, are gravel. It was fairly quiet during our two-day visit there. We had good Verizon voice and data coverage, and, since there are no trees, satellite was not a problem. The electrical power and water pressure were good. It is a fairly busy park, so it is a good idea to get reservations. - TheJim
Jun 2016 - $45.00
They do not have "true 50 amp" service. The breaker is old and kept losing a "leg". People in the motorhome next to us had their inverter fried because of it. Park is old and has mostly park models. The true RV section is in the back and the sites are gravel with a small patio pad. WiFi was unusable. - Enterprise Adventurer
Apr 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here under Passport America. The regular price seemed a bit high though. Most of the sites have park models and are for sale or owned. The sites for RV's were very nice. The dog park is one of the best we have ever seen. We would definitely stay here again. - anglebg
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Clean showers & restrooms but quite a way from where we were parked. A lot of great activities & amenities. I liked the entertainment at the tiki bar and we used the whirlpool quite a bit. Parking spaces are quite close though. There was a nice heavy picnic table but it was round and quite large. It was just in the way of our bays & steps and had to step around it every time we stepped out of our rv. It actually stuck out far enough to encroach on our neighbor as it hung over the patio. Very hard to find a close parking space to the laundry. It was geared more for golf cart access for the laundry. And I hate having to buy those laundry cards! I would rather use quarters. A bit too big of a park for me and just not my cup of tea. And it was a bit above our budget. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place but not for me personally. - Upnorthmich
Mar 2016 - $34.00
I will give this park good ratings after a six-night stay here while attending Phoenix west area spring training games, with some caveats. First, we don't have pets and weren't here to participate in the social activities - of which there are many - so we don't know about the rules for potlucks, whether the dog park near us is adequate, or have complaint about the absence of pickle-ball courts. We have stayed in a similar 55+ park before so knew to expect few showers (most residents have their own) and narrow pull-throughs. I agree with another reviewer that this IS a huge parking lot, which is what you will find here in Phoenix in the desert. However, this one is very convenient to I-10 and the other highways to ballparks and the city, and it worked great for us. Our site was level, all facilities were nice and clean, and everyone was friendly. Oh, and through our 5 years of RV travel, I've learned to never expect good WiFi, and we are pleasantly surprised the rare times that it actually works. We enjoyed our week here. - SnoopyTXfan
Mar 2016 - $32.00
A park most suitable for an overnight or long-term stay, as short term sites are very close together pull-thrus while long-term sites are large back-ins. Otherwise a typical Arizona snowbird park; crowded this time of year, lots of activities, and mostly welcoming residents. Verizon cell/data was strong, there are many OTA TV channels, average cable TV, and the usual spotty WiFi. We chose this park for it's convenience; on the East edge of town with convenient access to loop 303. Easy to access if you continue east past the 303 loop construction area and then double back. - Meanderman
Mar 2016 - $32.00
Just in for a one nighter in motorhome with toad en route to Las Vegas. Assigned to pull through in back of park. Site was long, easy to access, and quiet. Don't know why they left a small tree on the passenger side as it made entry into the site tight, but once in there was adequate room. Electric and water were fine. No cable TV, but got all broadcast stations well by air and easy satellite access. WIFI available for a fee. Big park with lots of seasonal residents. Looks like a nice place to be for the winter. Might have to revisit. - ramblin' vagabonds
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at Donorma RV Park for the Winter of 2016, November thru April. This park is such a great place to stay! We found the managers to be very kind and helpful. They work hard to keep up the park and are always doing landscaping or taking care of the grounds in one way or another. It is a family-managed park and so the park has a family feel to it. There are showers and bathrooms as well as 4 washers and dryers for the visiting rver's to use. There are chickens and rabbits and numerous birds if you like animals. There are pets allowed as well. It has a number of pull thru sites and accommodates rv's up to 40'. This is an oasis in the desert as the landscaping uses fruit and hardwood trees as well as many varieties of flowering plants and bushes. It is a very nice park with very nice people managing. - KarenFay
Feb 2016 - $35.00
Older park-no dog run. If you like the sound of trains in the middle of the night-multiple times, this is your place. Significant noises generated by military aircraft, the sirens from ambulances and the trains. Would not stay here again. Somewhat unprofessional. The park inside is quiet its all the exterior noises that are bothersome. No cable and if you want WiFi you have to purchase it independently. - Tiptop1
Mar 2015 - $33.00
We revisited Donorma recently and came to update our experience. Was very dismayed to see the previous review so I will comment on it a little as I update my review. Park is an older park but that makes the sites bigger than newer parks where we are bunched together. Staff was the same and it was nice to see the same faces. This is one of the homiest parks we have stayed in. It is not fancy. Not a resort (which costs considerably more) but the green grass, trees, plants, bunnies make this a quaint and comfortable park. There doesn't appear to be a majority of permanent residents - mostly snowbirds and baseball fans in March. The chickens are cute and do not venture into other people's yards. They even gave us a dozen eggs. They were delicious! We will definitely stay here again. Many of the plants have grown a lot since we were here. We appreciate the green and color which you don't get much of in AZ parks. - desertrat74
May 2016 - $34.00
Rate fairly high for no free Wi-Fi and no cable TV. Nice pool and spa, but not kept up well. When we checked in, I asked about the spa and front desk said water level was low. I said why don't you fill it. Got no answer. When went to use the spa, water was so low that the filter pump was cavitating. Women's shower room has no ventilation and smells moldy. Puddle of stale water in a low spot by the floor drain. Next day the pool had been cleaned and the spa was filled. Pull-through sites are wide and very long and are gravel but fairly level. Close to freeway but noise is minimal. Nice laundry facility. Ben Avery shooting range close by and you can hear it from time to time. The transient sites have no shade and this place is right in the middle of the desert, so expect some warm days. Have stayed here several times since 2009. Price has gone up and maintenance has gone down during that time. Park is very close to shopping and fuel and eating establishments. - A Wedding
Jan 2016 - $34.00
Stayed here for a month. Our site was large and had a concrete pad but was close beside a permanent mfg home. The management here is very quick to enforce even small inadvertent infractions. Many rules here! Coyotes and wild Javelina pigs wander thru the park daily even though it is barely north of Phoenix. We will not return here! - Cjackg
Dec 2015 - $13.00
We picked this park out due to price . We are here for the winter. Found it to be a real gem! Staff and permanent residents have all been friendly.
Everything is clean and well taken care of. Close to shopping. We will come back next year! Price rate based on monthly 395.00. - ga475555
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Great park, eveyone very nice.
Security guards are wonderful.
Park is clean and this park is a pet friendly park, which is very much appreciated.
We paid 14.00 a night plus 4.00 per night and taxes. We came here with a Coast to Coast membership.
Thank you Paradise RV Resort for the great hospitality. - Mary_M
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here a month while house hunting. Very friendly, well maintained place. Everybody waves and says hi. Good place to stay in west valley of Phoenix metro area. - Oregon91
Apr 2016 - $26.00
Very nice park, plenty to do. Most sites are back-in. Laundry uses a card that costs $2 plus whatever you put on it. Only in $5 increments, and no refunds. No WiFi in the park, only at the common areas in the front. Very large library with DVD's to check out. A great place to stay. Lot spacing is nearby with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface is gravel and features a patio. - ta96silver